Dominic Scriven

Founder & Chairman at Dragon Capital
Summary

Dominic Scriven is the founder and executive chairman of Dragon Capital, a fund house based in Ho Chi Minh City. He is the leading private investor in Vietnam and has played a crucial role in the country's economic and political development. Dominic was awarded an OBE from Queen Elizabeth in 2006 and the "Labour Medal" by the Vietnamese president in 2014 for his contribution to the country's economy. Scriven founded Dragon Capital in 1994 with just eight employees and assets under management of USD 16 million. Today, the company manages assets worth USD 2.3 billion, making it the largest investor in Vietnamese stocks after the government. He is actively involved in several public Vietnamese offices, advising the government on the development of a pension program and playing a prominent role in the conservation of Vietnam's wildlife and biodiversity. At SKAGEN's New Year's Conference in 2018, he shared his experiences and insights on investing in frontier market stocks, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of various industries in Vietnam and providing his outlook on the future of the region.

Biography

Dominic Scriven is a British-born fund manager and entrepreneur who is currently the founder and executive chairman of Dragon Capital, a Ho Chi Minh City-based fund house. He is a leading private investor in Vietnam and has played a pivotal role in the country's economic and political development. Scriven was awarded an OBE from Queen Elizabeth in 2006 and was awarded the prestigious "Labour Medal" by the Vietnamese president in 2014 for his contribution to the country's economy.

Scriven's journey to Vietnam began in the early 1990s when he went on a research trip to the country and discovered its potential for investment. In 1994, he founded Dragon Capital with just eight employees and assets under management of USD 16 million. Today, the company manages assets worth USD 2.3 billion, making it the largest investor in Vietnamese stocks after the government.

Beyond his work at Dragon Capital, Scriven is actively involved in several public Vietnamese offices, helping to shape the country's policies, welfare, and economy. He has advised the government on the development of a pension program and played a prominent role in the conservation of Vietnam's wildlife and biodiversity.

Scriven's experience in investing in frontier market stocks spans more than 24 years, and he has witnessed firsthand the Asian economic revolution. At SKAGEN's New Year's Conference in 2018, he shared his experiences and insights on the developments in Vietnam and Southeast Asia from an investor's perspective. Scriven highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of various industries in Vietnam and provided his outlook on the future of the region as a whole.


Vision

Dominic Scriven's vision is centered on investing in emerging markets and frontier economies that have the potential for growth and development. He is particularly passionate about Vietnam, where he has made his home and built his business, Dragon Capital. Dominic believes that Vietnam has enormous potential for economic growth, and he has been at the forefront of efforts to open up the country's financial markets to foreign investors.

He is also committed to promoting sustainable development and preserving Vietnam's rich cultural and natural heritage. He is a major collector of Vietnamese propaganda art and has been involved in efforts to preserve the country's wildlife and biodiversity. Dominic believes that investing in sustainable development is not only the right thing to do but also makes good business sense in the long run.


Recognition and Awards
Order of the British Empire in 2006 The Labor Order award, third class, by the Vietnamese president Truong Tan Sang

References
Dominic Scriven
Occupation
Founder & Chairman at Dragon Capital
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Founder, Chairman
Education
University of Exeter
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Mon Feb 26 2024
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